The State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS), is currently accepting applications for an exciting Workers Compensation Program Coordinator role. This opportunity is full-time, 40 hours/week 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday and is located at 450 Columbus Blvd Hartford, CT. DAS houses a number of distinct programs that comprise the business functions of state government, including information technology, human resources, procurement, facilities and real estate, construction services, fleet, workers compensation and more united in a common mission to:
- Support Connecticut's Growth - To serve our citizens, businesses, state agencies and other branches of government by providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible cost.
- Drive Continuous Innovation - To increase the efficiency and effectiveness of state government using best practices from the public and private sectors.
- Provide Rewarding Careers - To attract and retain a workforce of talented, dedicated public servants committed to leading our great state forward.
The Role: We are committed to administering the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program to be current with the standards of an ever-changing industry. The main objective is to achieve the delicate balance between cost effectiveness for our organization and the delivery of a responsive program to our injured employees. The goal is to empower and support state agencies to meet the established operational procedures within the program as well as assisting them to promote a culture of safety within their respective workforces. The State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Program is centrally administered through DAS. DAS contracts with a third-party claim administration company for all claim adjusting services, the physician provider directory, and all supporting managed care services to the program. The DAS Workers’ Compensation unit has the responsibility for oversight of the Third-Party Administrator. The role of the DAS Workers’ Compensation Program Coordinator is critical to our mission, statutory obligations, and program goals.
Discover the Opportunity to: Analyze claims data using Excel Pivot Tables and Access. Process workers’ compensation claims utilizing CORE-CT (PeopleSoft) prepare and analyze wage audits. Coordinate and oversee the Workers’ Compensation third party administrator. Attend Workers’ Compensation Hearings and File Reviews. Display your knowledge of CT Workers Compensation laws. Support state agency’s safety mission by coordinating loss control initiatives including injury prevention.
Benefits: We participate in a competitive benefits package that includes comprehensive healthcare coverage, retirement plan options, and paid time off! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!
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PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Administrative Services this class is accountable for coordinating loss control and/or risk management activities of the Workers Compensation Program.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates loss control and/or risk management programs; analyzes all loss control and/or injury and/or illness data by agency and facility to determine trends and address specific areas of concern; prepares reports on safety, accident prevention, loss control and risk management for agency distribution; recommends policies and procedures for risk management; plans, implements, evaluates and promotes occupational safety and health programs; provides consultative and technical assistance to agencies, physicians, attorneys and claimants; communicates with other governmental agencies involved with occupational health and assists with development of inter-agency programs; gathers, analyzes and summarizes fiscal and programmatic data; maintains and generates reports from program's database; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of occupational safety and health; considerable knowledge of loss control and risk management; knowledge of current educational and training techniques; knowledge of research methods and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate training programs; considerable ability to manage, analyze and summarize fiscal and programmatic data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years experience in risk management, loss control, claims adjustment, occupational safety and health or contract management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
1. One (1) year of the General Experience must have primarily involved professional responsibility for loss control and/or risk management activities in the area of workers compensation and occupational safety and health.
2. May require certification as a Certified Safety Specialist from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business administration, occupational safety or closely related fields may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience using Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables to analyze claims data.
- Experience creating fiscal reports using Microsoft Access or Excel.
- Experience having direct oversight of a Workers' Compensation third party administrator.
- Experience attending CT Workers Compensation Hearings.
- Experience coordinating safety program initiatives.
- Experience performing hazard assessments for the purpose of preventing employee accidents and injuries.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.